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Washington state furs are a hit in Japan, but will the love last?

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 12:13
In Washington state, the value of exported mink fur skins jumped nearly 21 percent last year to $382 million.

WSU Women Cruise Past Montana State

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 08:34
Washington State women's basketball improved to 8-2 overall with its fourth straight win after posting an 82-61 victory over visiting Montana State University Saturday in Beasley Coliseum.

Washington-based Haggen grocery chain buying 146 Albertson, Safeway stores in the West

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 03:43
The Washington state-based grocery chain Haggen Inc. plans to buy 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona.

Haggen chain buying 146 Safeway, Albertsons stores

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 03:16
The Washington state-based grocery chain Haggen Inc. plans to buy 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona. The Bellingham Herald reports (http://is.gd/H8SWZA ...

Haggen chain buying 146 Safeway, Albertsons stores

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 03:16
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state-based grocery chain Haggen Inc. plans to buy 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona.

Agreement may mean more funds for foster kids

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 13:11
If the Legislature approves, Washington state’s foster parents will start getting more money. Currently, the state pays just 40 to 60 percent of the cost of caring for a foster child, they say.

Agreement may mean more funds for foster kids

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 13:04
If the Legislature approves, Washington state’s foster parents will start getting more money. Currently, the state pays just 40 to 60 percent of the cost of caring for a foster child, they say.

China's wealth finds home in Washington state

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 07:51
MEDINA, Washington (AP) — Savvy Seattle-area real estate agents have gained an advantage by paying attention to the growing connections between China and Washington state.

Connections grow between China and Washington state, giving boost to high-end real estate

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 07:27
MEDINA, Wash. - Savvy Seattle-area real estate agents have gained an advantage by paying attention to the growing connections between China and Washington state.

EU launches trade dispute against US over Boeing 'subsidies'

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 02:22
The EU argues Washington state broke WTO rules by offering Boeing 'vastly expanded' tax breaks to manufacture its new 777X model there

Washington state middle school closed for third day over threats

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 01:52
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state middle school remained closed for a third day on Friday due to threats contained in an anonymous letter targeting four staff members and referencing violence during lunch and at an assembly, officials said. The typewritten letter was found on Wednesday outside a teacher's classroom and prompted officials at Pacific Cascade Middle ...

China's wealth finds home in Washington state

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 18:30
MEDINA, Wash. (AP) — Savvy Seattle-area real estate agents have gained an advantage by paying attention to the growing connections between China and Washington state.

China's wealth finds home in Washington state

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 18:30
Savvy Seattle-area real estate agents have gained an advantage by paying attention to the growing connections between China and Washington state. "I'm so glad my mother made me study Chinese," ...

Connections grow between China and Washington state, giving boost to high-end real estate

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 15:28
Savvy Seattle-area real estate agents have gained an advantage by paying attention to the growing connections between China and Washington state.

Washington State Spurned Money That Could Have Fixed This Deadly Bridge

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 14:46
The Interstate Bridge is one of the most dangerous major highway bridges in America, a rotting, accident-prone span over the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington.

Washington State Spurned Money That Could Have Fixed This Deadly Bridge

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 13:00
If, in some great museum of American public discourse, there's a gilded pedestal reserved for the Lincoln-Douglas Debates, then way in the back, in a darkened room that no one tells the docents about, ...

Washington governor pushes capital gains tax in face of budget gap

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:13
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - Washington state Governor Jay Inslee on Thursday proposed a new tax on capital gains to try to close a projected budget shortfall of more than $2 billion, rolling back on a no-new-taxes campaign pledge. The proposal, which Inslee said would provide much-needed funds for schools and other programs, is included in a $39 billion 2015-2017 budget he unveiled in ...

Sue Rahr named to Obama task force on policing

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 05:49
Sue Rahr, the executive director of the Washington State Criminal  Justice Training Commission, was named Thursday to President Obama’s task force on building trust between police and communities throughout the country.

Washington state middle school closed after letter threatens violence

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 02:15
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state middle close was closed for a second day on Thursday as police investigated a letter left in a hallway that threatened violence against four staff members, school officials said. The anonymous writer of the typed letter, which was found outside a teacher's classroom in the Seattle suburb of Issaquah on Wednesday, made reference to having access to guns, the ...

WGL’s Washington Gas Energy Services Win Bid to Provide Natural Gas to State Agencies in Delaware

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 21:00
WGL Holdings, Inc. announces that its subsidiary, Washington Gas Energy Services, recently won the contract to supply natural gas to 145 State of Delaware accounts. Those accounts include school districts, college campuses, correctional facilities and a state hospital.